The Tribunal Supremo Electoral has tallied approximately 54% of the national vote, they told us last night before suspending work until later today.
Their website-- not always accessible-- is posting preliminary numbers by Departamento (state, for North Americans).
Looking over those numbers, albeit preliminary, we are struck by the report for Cortés-- the Departamento in which is located San Pedro Sula, second-largest city and industrial capital of the country.
These show Salvador Nasralla of the Partido Anti-Corrupción leading with 35.1% of the vote.
LIBRE is in second place, with 23.46% of the votes.
The Partido Nacional is in the third place with 22.15%.
The Liberal Party is down at 18.8%
That strikes us as very, very odd. There was at least one report from an electoral mesa yesterday that said LIBRE votes were being reported as PAC votes. But that would take a lot of votes to be shifted: PAC is said to have 122,362 votes to LIBRE's 81,796.
The total for Cortés is only up to about 350,000 votes. Only 168,863 of those votes come from San Pedro Sula, so there is obviously room for change here.
But it still calls our attention to see PAC seeming to lead, not only in Cortés, but in San Pedro Sula itself (with 36.42% of the counted votes).